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Anonymous (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2835
Diameter 20 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2266a.

Obverse

A Latin cross. Letters in the quarters: νκ| : ν(ί)κ(η) ζ(ωη)φ(όρος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ροσ
σραγισ
μουκαιφυ
λακηκαι̣
σκεπη

στ(αυ)ρὸς σφραγὶς μου καὶ φυλακὴ καὶ σκέπη

Translation

σταυρὸς σφραγὶς μου καὶ φυλακὴ καὶ σκέπη.

The Cross is my seal, my protect and my shelter.

Commentary

Wassiliou-Seibt read the letters in the quarters as Ν, Κ, Ζ, Φ and took them to form the epithet "life-bringing victory" in connection with the image and ideology of the Cross.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2835
Diameter 20 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2266a.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2835
Diameter 20 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2266a.